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After Alice - Gregory Maguire

Book Review: After Alice – Gregory Maguire

Reviewed by Dennis Menard I did not much like After Alice, although I would have liked to. More than a decade ago an uncorrected proof of the not yet published Wicked fell into my hands which I read with relish …

The Nest (US cover) - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney

Book Review: The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Reviewed by Dennis Menard One phrase I have learned to avoid like the proverbial plague in book blurbs is the remark that it was “laugh out loud funny.” Too often this means it is merely farcical. Hence it is seldom …

Anatomy of a Soldier

You Review: Anatomy of a Soldier – Harry Parker

Reviewed by Didi Groenhoff Captain Tom Barnes leads British troops in a war zone. One unfortunate day he steps on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and gets severely hurt. This moment does not only affect Tom, but also the citizens …